As Syria Conflict Rages, Israel’s Border Is Anything But Quiet

Until May of 2011, the green and undulating border between Israel and Syria was as placid as any hostile frontier could be. Only a flimsy chain-link fence marked the 50-mile cease-fire line of 1967. On one side were Israeli Jewish and Druze communities, on the other, unarmed blue-beret topped U.N. peacekeepers, who languidly patrolled what […]

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